Tag Archives: Cork

This afternoon.

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for what will be the country’s tallest building.


The green light for the €140 million development at Custom House Quay in Cork City centre was given today subject to 23 conditions.

The Board’s decision follows an appeal by a number of parties including the Irish Georgian Society to the go-ahead given to the project by Cork City Council last October.

The planned development by New York-based Tower Holdings on the former Port of Cork site with its iconic Port of Cork sign, includes a 34-storey hotel tower, 25 serviced suites, and a range of commercial uses including retail, office, food and beverage, distillery, tourism and leisure….


Planning permission granted for Ireland’s tallest building in Cork (RTÉ)

Pic: Pederson Focus



This morning.


Two brothers in their 60s found dead in Cork, as garda look to trace a third man (Sunday World)

Keith Flynn and Lyndsey Clarke created more than 60 false identities, donned disguises and paid homeless people for PPS numbers to fleece banks


That’ll learn them.

Ex-solicitors jailed over bank fraud scheme (RTÉ)

Corkman Daniel Culhane’s erratic driving on December 16, 2020 went viral

This afternoon.

Via RTÉ News:

A drunk driver who crossed the centre line of a main road over 20 times endangering other drivers has been disqualified from driving for 20 years.

Cork Circuit Court Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said that if he could have he would have disqualified Daniel Culhane for life.

He also sentenced the 30-year-old, with an address at Owenahincha, Rosscarbery in Co Cork, to four years in prison with one year suspended.


Culhane also admitted threatening to kill a man at Teadies Lower, producing a baseball bat while making this threat and causing criminal damage to a vehicle


Culhane also pleaded guilty to burglary at Supervalu in Dunmanway and causing criminal damage to a glass panel of a rear door….


…As well as stealing ten cans of cider at Kevin O’Leary’s garage in Bandon.


Cork man jailed, disqualified for 20 years for drunk driving (RTÉ)

An entwined couple on the banks of the River Lee, Cork City in 2016

This morning.

Recruitment is underway for a HSE-funded ‘public sex environment outreach worker’ role with the Sexual Health Centre in Cork city.

Via The Irish Examiner:

Dr Martin Davoren, the centre’s executive director, described it as a “challenging yet exciting new role”.

It’s quite a bespoke role and it’s not going to be for everybody but we are excited to introduce it,” he said.

While some people use apps to hook up with sexual partners, Dr Davoren said there was a significant cohort of mainly older men who don’t use such technology to meet sexual partners.

Public sex environments are active and alive in Ireland,” he said.

Recruitment underway for outreach worker to visit Cork’s public sex spots (Irish Examiner)

Christy Ring?

Rita Lowry?

Build a wall.

‘America’ (Duchas)